Tiffany & Co.

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Cartier Suit: Tiffany Lured Employee, Stole Trade Secrets

Company says rival wanted to mine her for confidential info

(Newser) - Two luxury jewelry makers are now duking it out in the legal arena. Per Reuters , Cartier on Monday filed suit against rival Tiffany & Co., alleging the latter company lured an unqualified junior-level staffer away in a bid to obtain trade secrets on Cartier's "High Jewellry" collection , with...

Beyonce Criticized for Wearing 'Blood Diamond'
Diamond Debate?
Beyonce's Mom
Is Not Having It

Diamond Debate? Beyonce's Mom Is Not Having It

Tina Knowles hits back at criticism of her daughter over Tiffany Diamond

(Newser) - Beyonce made history when she became the first Black woman to wear the Tiffany diamond —but she also sparked controversy. As Karen Attiah points out in the Washington Post , there's a disturbing story behind the 128.54 carat yellow diamond, and in the opinion of many, "it...

Tiffany Includes Men in Ring Tradition

Market has been one-sided since the store sold its first women's engagement ring in 1886

(Newser) - Tiffany & Co., which has been selling diamond engagement rings since the 19th century, has decided to try to reach an untapped market segment: men. The jeweler is debuting its Charles Tiffany Setting, named after the founder of the company: solitaire men's rings with sizable round-brilliant and emerald-cut diamonds...

This Is Luxury Industry's Biggest Deal Ever

French giant LVMH is paying $16.7B for US firm Tiffany

(Newser) - French luxury giant LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton said Monday it has reached a deal to buy US-based jewelry legend Tiffany & Co. for $16.2 billion. LVMH said in a statement that the deal values the 180-year old Tiffany and its 300 boutiques worldwide at $135 a share. The...

Tiffany Is Selling a 355-Pound Advent Calendar

It'll set you back $112K

(Newser) - Tiffany & Co. has completely outdone itself in the niche shopping category of "luxury advent calendars," CNN reports: It's offering a $112,000 Ultimate Advent Calendar , which weighs 355 pounds and will be assembled upon delivery via the jeweler's "White Glove Service." Its 24...

Lawsuit: Tiffany Pushed Out Worker With Cancer Mutation

She lost her job after having breast, ovaries removed

(Newser) - A former employee of Tiffany & Co. says the jewelry maker pushed her out after she had her breasts and ovaries removed to avoid getting cancer. Lisa O'Rourke alleges in a federal lawsuit that the company discriminated against her because she carries a gene mutation that put her at...

Tiffany Sues Costco for Billions Over Fake Rings

Costco allegedly sold hundreds of rings falsely claiming they were Tiffany

(Newser) - Costco has been hit by a potentially multi-billion-dollar lawsuit by Tiffany, as the luxury goods company claims the giant retailer sold hundreds, if not thousands, of diamond engagement rings labeled as Tiffany—which they weren't, reports Reuters . Tiffany was told by a customer in November that rings in a...

Gingrich Closed Tiffany Account

Sorry, Callista

(Newser) - Newt Gingrich's much-derided interest-free credit line at Tiffany & Co is no more, reports the Washington Post, citing personal finance records that were released today. In May, financial disclosure forms for his wife, Callista, indicated the family had a credit line between $250,000 and $500,000 with the...

Newt's Account Is Paid Off: Tiffany

But there are still lots of unanswered questions, writes Glenn Kessler

(Newser) - Newt Gingrich's "Tiffany Time Account" has a zero balance, and all his payments to the jeweler “were made in a timely manner,” a rep tells the Washington Post . In his Fact Checker column, Glenn Kessler digs into exactly what that means (with apologies for "dealing...

Give These Gifts and Get Lucky

 Give These Gifts 
 and Get Lucky 
happy holidays

Give These Gifts and Get Lucky

Presents for the materialistic lady in your life

(Newser) - If you're out to win the heart of a woman impressed with pricey baubles and bubbles, Esquire has just the gift guide for you. Ask Santa to help you pay for:
  • La Perla Signature Collection: A $242 bra may seem outrageous, but it's hand-embroidered and Italian.
  • Christian Louboutin heels: The

Tiffany's Little Blue Box Keeps Recession Out

Although new cases tout "Items for under $750"

(Newser) - Amid the global economic downturn, one American institution stands strong: Tiffany & Co. “Tiffany is as American as guns,” writes Cintra Wilson for the New York Times. “Tiffany has always managed to navigate the dark spells of the economic cycle. It has survived the Civil War, two...

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